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Wake. Pray. Slay. Sleep. Repeat.

WAKE. Get up in the morning. Like, actually get out of bed, on time. Sometimes just accomplishing this first step is the hardest. But every day you wake up with breath in your body is another chance at life, and yet another confirmation that there is still some work of greatness you have left to… Continue reading Wake. Pray. Slay. Sleep. Repeat.

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Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Business

   Sometimes I feel like I never sit down. Between work, studying, business, and more business, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of doing everything without actually experiencing everything. When I started my business last year, I was excited. Excited beyond all reason that I had finally “sewn” together all of the abstract… Continue reading Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Business

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Turnup Tuesday Motivation: On Being A Unicorn in a World Full of Ponies

   I used to be so afraid of being different. Different was unknown, it was weird, you couldn’t put your finger on it, and it couldn’t be put in a box. Standing out meant that people were looking at you, making summations about your person, and possibly drawing conclusions about your actions.  However, in my… Continue reading Turnup Tuesday Motivation: On Being A Unicorn in a World Full of Ponies

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#FITANDFINE2015 UPDATE: The Skinny on Competitions and More

Let me start by saying that August was a very intense month, diet/health/exercise-wise!! Between eating incredibly healthy for my work’s weight-loss competition, to walking at least 2 miles a day for 30 days for my #30runsn30 days challenge, my schedule has been full! But as the saying goes, hard work really does pay off.  The… Continue reading #FITANDFINE2015 UPDATE: The Skinny on Competitions and More

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Throwback Thursday: #NaturalHairBrunchAffair Does LA!!

It’s Thursday! You know what that means….throwback!  Between starting a new business, school, and work, I haven’t been able to share with you all what a great time I had at the #NaturalHairDoesCare Brunch Affair LA event!! It was fantastic! We were given the opportunity to meet other natural hair women, share stories, and eat… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: #NaturalHairBrunchAffair Does LA!!

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The Longest Mile: Turn-Up Tuesday Motivation

This month I revived my 24 Hour Fitness membership. I had purchased a membership at another gym (which shall remain nameless, lol), but unfortunately they were unable to meet my needs. With my intense schedule, I needed something that was accessible at all times.  24 Hour Fitness, although expensive, has that. Go check them out…but only… Continue reading The Longest Mile: Turn-Up Tuesday Motivation

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One Step Ahead of the Crowd: Turnup Tuesday Motivation

Good morning and happy Tuesday, everyone! Unfortunately, I’m not a morning person.  However, I have been doing a lot of reading lately on the importance of rising before the crowd (Forbes, The Huffington Post, and more). It is often said that you are able to get so much more accomplished in the day if you… Continue reading One Step Ahead of the Crowd: Turnup Tuesday Motivation